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Health

I Just Do Eyes

I Just Do Eyes

Super Deluxe introduces us to Eric Lindsey of Prosthetic Artists, Inc. to go inside the artistry of creating prosthetic eyes for people who have lost theirs. Each eye must not only be perfectly fitted, but must be precisely painted to match the patient’s natural eye characteristics.

Onnit x Star Wars Fitness Equipment

Onnit x Star Wars Fitness Equipment
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Go from Jabba the Hutt to Jango Fett with the help of Onnit’s Star Wars-themed equipment. The collection consists of three different kettlebells – Darth Vader, Boba Fett and Stormtrooper – a Han Solo yoga mat and a Death Star slam ball.

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How to Measure Swimming Pool Pee

How to Measure Swimming Pool Pee

Mark Rober spoke with a couple of scientists to find out the average amount of pee in a swimming pool. The giveaway is the amount of artificial sweetener in pool water. And the unmistakable pool smell. Skip to 8:21 for the simplified formula.

Grayl Water Purifier Bottle

Grayl Water Purifier Bottle
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Grayl uses an inner press and a replaceable filter cartridge to purify up to 16oz of water in one go. It removes 99.9% of viruses and bacteria, as well as most particulates, chemicals and heavy metals. The cartridge lasts for about 300 uses or about 150L.

The Most Painful Things

The Most Painful Things

While you might think that hangnail you got pulling off your socks hurt, The Infographics Show is here to remind us of some of the many much more painful sensations that humans can endure. The thought that the worse the burn, the less it hurts gives us no solace.

This Much Will Kill You 2

This Much Will Kill You 2

If you’re about to get 7,143 abdominal X-rays, better change your plans. That’s just one of the many lethal doses that Asapscience mentions in its video, which also includes stealthy killers like nutmeg and toothpaste.

Adam Ruins Hospitals

Adam Ruins Hospitals

Adam Ruins Everything explains why healthcare is expensive in the US and practically anywhere else that has medical insurance. Hospitals jacked up their prices so that insurance companies get “discounts”, i.e. the original prices. Check out the show’s sources here.

Adam Doesn’t Ruin Pregnancy

Adam Doesn’t Ruin Pregnancy

Adam Ruins Everything kicks off its second season by debunking myths about babies and pregnancy. Like how it’s actually perfectly fine and highly probable for a woman to get pregnant in her late 30s. Check out his sources here.

Inversion Gaiter 2 Air Filter Masks

Inversion Gaiter 2 Air Filter Masks
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Mask on. Aside from keeping you warm, JaMo Threads’ neck gaiters also have four layers of filters for air pollutants – three built-in and one replaceable filter. They also have exhalation valves, and come in four stylish colorways.

Dyson Pure Hot+Cool Link Fan

Dyson Pure Hot+Cool Link Fan
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The Dyson Pure Hot + Cool Link is a fan, heater and air purifier in one. Its HEPA filter traps almost all allergens and pollutants, while the carbon layer gets rid of foul odors. The fan’s optional app keeps track of the filter’s status and much more.

Is Binge Watching Bad For You?

Is Binge Watching Bad For You?

Streaming services like Netflix and Amazon Prime have gotten us in the habit of watching an entire series in one marathon session. But is parking it in front of the boob tube for hours on end actually bad for your body and brain? AsapSCIENCE explores.

7 Ways to Maximize Misery

7 Ways to Maximize Misery

“Be the human equivalent of a pile of laundry. Inert. Unmoving.” CGP Grey takes a break from history and politics to give some tough love. He made an abridged version of How to Be Miserable, a satirical self-help book. This one hurt to watch, but we deserve it.

Sitting & Standing Wheelchair

Sitting & Standing Wheelchair

The Shirley Ryan AbilityLab rehabilitation center is working on a wheelchair that will let users move while either sitting or standing. A belt integrated into the armrest lets the user move as well as adjust the wheelchair’s height.

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Insect Shield Easy Packs

Insect Shield Easy Packs
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Insect Shield offers apparel that have been treated with permethrin, a safe, odorless and long-lasting insect repellant. Now you can send in your own clothes for treatment. Insect Shield will send you a prepaid shipping packet that holds up to 10 articles of clothing.

Why Are You Always Tired?

Why Are You Always Tired?

AsapScience suggests things you can do if you always feel tired even though you’re getting enough sleep. It could be as simple as performing light exercises and staying hydrated. Or perhaps it’s time a doctor to see if it’s a symptom of something else.

How Much Sleep Do You Really Need?

How Much Sleep Do You Really Need?

We all know that sleep is an essential part of keeping our minds and bodies sharp and restored. But is the typical 7 or 8 hours more or less than we should get? Life Noggin explores the human body’s need for rest, and how it changes as we age. TL;DW: Go take a nap.

The Paper Centrifuge

The Paper Centrifuge

It may look like a kid’s toy, but this simple contraption made from paper and string provides scientists in less developed areas with access to a critical piece of lab equipment at virtually no cost, and with no need for electricity.

Awair Air Quality Monitor

Awair Air Quality Monitor
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Find out what you’re really breathing in with this high-tech indoor air monitor that can analyze and track chemicals, dust, CO2, humidity, and temperature. Its companion mobile app then makes recommendations, and can even control other smart devices to help improve air quality.

Deal: Nervana Neural Stimulator

Deal: Nervana Neural Stimulator
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Help find your moment of peace and clarity with this device which sends a gentle electrical wave through your ear canal to stimulate your vagus nerve while you enjoy your favorite music. Perfect for achieving a state of calm and focus. Save 21% in The Awesomer Shop.

The Most Gruesome Parasites

The Most Gruesome Parasites

Kurzgesagt talks about Neglected Tropical Diseases or NTDs. These communicable diseases affect over a billion people in 149 countries, mainly indigents living in remote areas. Fortunately, we have shown that we can eradicate NTDs by working together.

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Smells of Success

Smells of Success

(Gross) After drinking poop water, Microsoft founder Bill Gates smelled poop perfume. Perfume and flavoring company Firmenich made up the foul mixture so that they could create a neutralizing fragrance that could someday be used in public toilets.

Before the Flood (Full Movie)

Before the Flood (Full Movie)

“In 2040, you will be able to sail over the North Pole.” Fisher Stevens’ documentary about Leonardo DiCaprio’s three-year journey to enlighten himself about climate change is currently available on National Geographic’s YouTube channel for free.

SKULPT Performance System

SKULPT Performance System
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There are plenty of gadgets on the market which can tell you your body mass index, but SKULPT’s scanner tech is different, offering detailed insights on muscle quality throughout your body, and providing fitness advice through its companion mobile app.

Honest Antidepressant Commercial

Honest Antidepressant Commercial

“Maybe if you take Hortiolis, the weather will change. But you know, it won’t.” There is no one-size-fits-all treatment for clinical depression. But as Cracked shows, antidepressant medicines are marketed in the US as if they were simple painkillers.

Our Second Brain

Our Second Brain

Gut feeling” may actually exist, but not the one that has a knack for making good decisions. AsapScience points to the enteric nervous system, a division of the nervous system that governs our digestive organs, and perhaps to an extent our emotional well-being as well.

Genetic Engineering & Malaria

Genetic Engineering & Malaria

Kurzgesagt presents a vexing conundrum. Scientists have created genetically-engineered mosquitoes that are immune to the microorganisms that create malaria. But we don’t know if letting these “newsquitoes” loose has dire consequences.

Adam Ruins Hydration

Adam Ruins Hydration

Adam Ruins Everything washes out a seemingly harmless piece of advice: drinking 2L or eight glasses of water a day. It turns out no study has conclusively proven that standard. So why are we often told to stay hydrated? Because money.

LWT: Lead

LWT: Lead

The plight of Flint, Michigan’s residents made lead poisoning a hot topic, but Last Week Tonight reminds us that deadly lead is still in the paint inside millions of homes. John Oliver’s new neighbors dropped by to help him wake up lawmakers.

A Change of Heart

A Change of Heart

Retro Report chronicles the continuing development of the artificial heart. Today, the life-saving device serves as a stopgap while patients wait for a donor heart, but experts continue to work on a surrogate heart that can be used permanently.

Science of Laser Hair Removal

Science of Laser Hair Removal

Veritasium breaks down the most requested cosmetic procedure. The melanin in our hair (and skin) protect us by absorbing light. Laser hair removal takes advantage of that by overloading hair with short bursts of heat, enough to damage the cells that produce hair.

The Antibiotic Apocalypse

The Antibiotic Apocalypse

Kurzgesagt looks at the problem that science has created with the very cure that has saved millions of lives. The widespread use of antibiotics is resulting in evolutionary changes that are creating antibiotic resistant “superbugs.”

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